Thursday, April 28, 2011

Finally Blogspot shows up in Ethiopia!

We have tried and tried and tried all week to blog -
and now finally we are here!

Sooo, we thought we would begin our re-cap of the week!
has is only been a week?

We arrived in Addis Ababa on Sunday morning at 8am,
met us with travel mates, Mike and Heather,
and arrived at our guest house to see more travel mates,
Todd and Michelle in the parking lot.

Though we had been told that we will not be going to see the boys on Easter,
Todd and Michelle were on their way to the Care Center,
and said, "Hop in!"  
So we dropped of our luggage and went immediately to our boys!

They were dressed in their traditional Ethiopian clothing enjoying 
their Easter dinner of lamb.

We spent the afternoon playing with them and their amazing friends.
Each child is absolutely beautiful!
With an amazing personality to match!

As you know we were concerned that Donovan would be quiet and shy with us-

nothing a ton of prayers and a little soccer can't cure!

He was so excited to play soccer and beach ball with Daddy!


And Elijah ran around with his friends playing with us a little at a time.


All the kids were welcomed us into their home and hearts.
They love getting their photos taken and have the biggest hearts EVER!!!



It was an amazing, emotional day!!!
Soooo glad to finally meet and hold our boys!!!

9 comments:

Cupcakes and Hairbows said...

So where have I been? Yes, I knew you were there, but I had no idea you'd have to make 2 trips!!! I can't imagine seeing them and saying good bye. I hope that part goes well. Such cute little guys! I'm glad they have each other while they wait for you to return!!!

Shonni said...

I can only imagine how wonderful it was to finally see them. I know that you can hardly wait to have them home!!!

Kat said...

Ohh! Praise God you are there! WONDERFUL!!!! God is SO good! :)They are PRECIOUS!!!!

Anita said...

WOW oh WOW! I can't believe the open doors you guys have had this week...from seeing the bys the first day to HOURS of seeing them to YES to Court!! All because of lots of prayer and God favor on your family!! LOVE the pictures and hearing all about your sweethearts!! Love ya'll!

Kim K. said...

I'm thrilled to see such happy healthy little faces. Continued blessings, Jodi.

Heather BT said...

SO glad you were blessed with an early introduction!
Blessings my friend!

The Mom said...

AAAAAHHHHH! I am screaming over here! Trying to remember to breathe! :-) So excited! They are so adorable! Is it safe to assume you passed court??!!

Valerie said...

I love seeing you with your sons in your embrace.

Do they even comprehend how wonderful their lives are about to become?

I can't wait to hear about your journey and what you need to help you prepare for their homecoming.

Get their sizes, I may have something from Lil Dude that will work. Althought they look pretty healthy and a good size. Let me know before my garage sale this weekend what size they are.

I miss you, admire you and love you.

Valerie

Alyson said...

Tears of joy right now for you guys! Love the picture of you hugging them both! They are absolutely beautiful!

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